Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy Hardcover – Oct 25 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Working with a broadly inclusive pantheon of "the Left" that places Ralph Nader and Barbra Streisand on equal footing with Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, Schweizer (The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty) suggests that liberalism's heroes conduct their lives in ways that prove their philosophy to be "ultimately self-defeating, self-destructive, and unworkable." While acknowledging that conservatives can be high-profile hypocrites as well, Schweizer employs a double standard, arguing that "when conservatives betray their publicly stated principles, they harm only themselves and their families," but when liberals misbehave, they harm their principles first and foremost. Sometimes his research uncovers significant contradictions, as when Schweizer points out that Noam Chomsky, who tends to demonize the military establishment, wrote his first book, Syntactic Structures, with grants from the U.S. Army, the Air Force and the Office of Naval Research. But many of his charges are egregiously hyperbolic, as when he suggests that Cornel West is a "segregationist" because he bought a home in a largely Caucasian suburb. Schweizer clearly knows the limitations of his argument, since he backpedals from many of his most damning statements in his closing remarks. For all its revelations, in the end, this volume reads less like a critique of liberal philosophy than a catalogue of ammunition for ad hominem bloggers. (Oct. 25)
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The Weekly Standard
"Peter Schweizer's Do As I Say (Not As I Do) is an entertaining exposure of the hypocrisy among some prominent liberals. In a series of 11 profiles on leftist icons from Noam Chomsky and Al Franken to Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy, Schweizer reveals that the most vocal liberals do not practice what they preach."
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But all this isn't just one man's opinion. Schweizer has done his homework, gathering financial records, court documents, news reports, etc, he has come into this book with a lot of ammo. Moore isn't the only liberal investing privately in corporations they publicly whip. You'll read several accounts of rich liberals doing whatever it takes to avoid paying their own taxes while fueling the corporate engines with their investment dollars. And then there's ultra-liberal wacko Noam Chomsky who Schweizer reveals has made millions working for the government.
Oh and what about Hillary who thinks that girls as young as thirteen should be able to get abortions without their parent's consent even while her own daughter Chelsea was forbidden to get her ears pierced. And on it goes...Teddy Kennedy, Ralph Nader, Barbara Streisand...they all are revealed for the hypocrites that they are. Hey, nothing wrong with that...but at least admit it!
Of course conservatives are hypocritical too. However, this isn't supposed to be a non-partisan book; it's blatantly partisan, and I love every page of it. Definitely read it if you want to know the truth about these supposed compassionate liberals.
Check out Al Franken having over 100 people working for him in the last several years and just one minority in the bunch! I guess Al couldn't find any good minority candidates
Update August 31, 2013 ....Congress and the hacks that wrote Obama Care (the Congressional staffers )have voted themselves out of the law and Obama has signed it! just as predicted in 2005 Its funny how things never change ...Obama Care is to bring everybody the same level of medical care ...The Absolute Worst Taxpayer Money Can Buy!
In the view of socialist liberals, fame, fortune and privilege are things that should be made exclusive only to people of a certain elite class, a royalty, and not be open to normal folks who work hard and have ideas (i.e. greedy capitalist exploiters). Only elite socialist liberals should be allowed to fly in first class, be chauffered in limousines, have heated swimming pools, drive big cars, fly in private jets, live in huge mansions, sit in the VIP seats, attend balls, etc. And the other folks? Well, they should be relegated to the collective plantation.